In this phase of my life coined the “Stabilzation Phase”, I’m having a hard time trying to maintain and manage several old friendships.

Common examples would be:
– Frequent references to my former self
– The refusal to accept the person I’m becoming
– Situations that should have never been situations – to begin with
– Friends that don’t share the same philosophy about growth or values

Lead me to establish my own Declaration of Indepence. In it, I accept the best days of our friendship are behind us and the terms of our association will be limited. This will enable me to focus on my better days ahead as well as the ever so important present. I can not and will not jeopardize my God given gifts, talents and abilities – just to appease a dysfunctional friendship.

I therefore, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of my intentions, solemnly publish and declare, I am Absolved from all Allegiance to all past, present and future Dysfunctional relationships.